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Tornadoes open up tourney play with win over defending Purple Panthers

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Sports Editor LITCHFIELD — The Taylorville Tornadoes opened up pool play in the Litchfield boys basketball tournament on Monday. The team faced off against the home team, Litchfield Panthers. The game was a good introduction to the week long tournament with both teams playing physical and scrappy. Taylorville came out on top…

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China cites coronavirus on packaging, despite doubts abroad

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say parcels mailed from overseas may have spread the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Beijing and elsewhere, despite doubts among overseas health experts that the virus can be transmitted via packaging. The State Post Bureau said it has ordered stronger measures to ventilate and disinfect sites where items…

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TJHS volleyball faces Chatham

TAYLORVILLE – The TJHS volleyball team took on Chatham in a regular season match on Thursday night. The 7th grade lost in two matches but the 8th grade Tornadoes got revenge just right after beating Chatham also in just two games, 25-16 and 25-20. 7th Grade Team STATS: 10 Kills, 1 Block and 1 Ace 8th Grade…

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49ers hang on over Cowboys 23-17 in chaotic wild-card finish

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kyle Shanahan walked onto the field with an emphatic nod, believing his San Francisco 49ers had beaten the Dallas Cowboys in a chaotic wild-card finish that left many not sure what was happening. The official word came a short time later. Deebo Samuel ran 26 yards for a touchdown for a comfortable lead…

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Retirement awaits Roethlisberger after 42-21 loss in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger raised some eyebrows ahead of their wild-card game against the defending AFC champion Chiefs on Sunday night when he admitted that “we probably aren’t supposed to be here.” Well, he wasn’t wrong. After taking an early lead on T.J. Watt’s fumble return for a touchdown, the…

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Taylorville smacks Cerro Gordo 68-30

TAYLORVILLE — After the JV defeated their Cerro Gordo opponents 56-29, the Taylorville boys basketball team hosted the Broncos on Saturday afternoon. The Tornadoes took it to their opponent all game long running up the score for a finaltotalofof63-16. The HUGE win puts Taylorville on a two game winning streak since their mid-season break. The…

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THS places 4th in Danville Regionals

DANVILLE — The IHSA Danville Regional took place this past weekend. The Tornadoes were just one of six teams to participate. They went on to finish 4th place while totaling 5332 combined team points. The fourth place finish allows the Taylorville boys to move onto the Sectional Tournament which will be held in Alton Illinois…

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5 players are unanimous choices for AP’s NFL All-Pro Team

BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Five players, including dynamic pass catchers Cooper Kupp and Davante Adams, are unanimous choices for The Associated Press 2021 NFL All-Pro Team. Joining the Rams’ Kupp and the Packers’ Adams in receiving votes Friday from all 50 members of a nationwide panel of media members…

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Cockburn, Fraizer lead Illinois over Michigan, 68-53

GAVIN GOOD Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 21 points and hauled in 10 rebounds to help No. 25 Illinois beat Michigan 68-53 on Friday night. “No matter who is on the court, no matter what player it is, I always go out there and try to destroy them and dominate them,”…

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Pana rolls over Carlyle, 75-38

(CARLYLE) — Pana senior Brenden Schoonover scored 23 points and Devon Peebles added 15 as the Pana Panthers picked up their 16th straight win, a 75-38 non-conference win over the host Carlyle Indians on Friday night. Colin Schmitz put in 10 points and Kyle Kuhn scored 8 in the contest. Ace Armstrong finished with 7…

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